What is the Alternative Licensure Program?
The Metropolitan State University of Denver's Alternative Licensure Program (formerly known as the Teacher in Residence Program) includes the One Year Alternative Licensure Program (ALP 1), the Two Year Alternative Licensure Program (ALP 2), the Alternative Licensure Program Special Education (ALP SED)[formerly known as CASEL] and the Alternative Licensure Program Special Education Concentration Master of Arts in Teaching (ALP SED MAT).These are dynamic and rigorous programs that include professional course work, seminars, observation and in-class coaching designed specifically,
"....to help someone learn to become a teacher."
The education of teachers to whom the public entrusts its children is one of the most serious policy issues of the day.
Post baccalaureate teacher licensure routes provide opportunities for people from various educational backgrounds and walks of life to become teachers. They have opened doors to teaching for minority candidates, persons from other careers, the military, and liberal arts colleges.